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Niseko Area Mountain Bike Association

Building trails and community.

📷 @rhythm

Who we are

Our Mission

To grow and unify the Niseko area mountain bike community towards the common goals of creating, enhancing, maintaining, and protecting great places to ride in Niseko and the surrounding area.

To seek harmony with the greater Niseko community and with the natural environment of Hokkaido in the Niseko Area Mountain Bike Association's quest to transform Niseko into Asia's premier mountain bike destination.

Our Vision

A united Niseko area with a common mission to create a world class sustainable mountain bike community, and off-road biking ecosystem.

Our Goals

  • Building trails that are accessible for all levels and all ages to enjoy.
  • To advocate, encourage all forms of Mountain Biking within the community through various events, races, group rides, etc., for all to enjoy and have fun.
  • Promote equality and inclusion in mountain biking.
  • Promote a mountain biking code of conduct.
  • To be proactive in sourcing funding to support our goals.
  • Promote the establishment of an integrated network of world class Mountain Bike trails in Niseko and surrounding areas.
  • Ensure that trails are sustainable and add value to the environment in which they are built.
  • Be fiscally responsible, accountable to our members and the wider community.
  • Work with local and regional governments, national parks, developers, resort operators, utility companies, private landowners, the community forestry services and other stakeholders to keep our trails open and accessible.
  • To offer supporting individuals, companies, organisations, donators, clear and quantitative benefits for their support.

Our Leaders

Paul Wright, NAMBA President

General Manager at Park Hyatt Niseko Hanazono

“NAMBA is a truly exciting development for the Niseko area. Resort towns the world over have recognized the potential and success mountain biking can bring to their communities and local businesses as a complimentary summer activity to winter and all season resort destinations. I am inspired by the work which the NAMBA co-founders and team have achieved in such a short period of time and I look forward to seeing the vision of NAMBA become a reality, with Niseko becoming a globally recognized Mountain Bike destination.”

Shunichi Kimura, NAMBA Vice President

Kimura restaurant Owner & Yotei Niseko Cycling Association Vice President

“With the advent of e-MTBs, mountain biking is set to become even more accessible and fun for all. The development of Niseko's trail network will expand the winter backcountry culture into Niseko's lush & mild summers. Looking forward to bringing the community & our visitors trails that are close to local towns and ski resorts enabling everyone to enjoy themselves and the natural environment.”

Ross Carty, Co-founder & NAMBA Vice President

NOASC Adventures Founder / Owner & Niseko's Foreign Business Pioneer

“I first came to Niseko 30+ years ago and have personally witnessed Niseko's growth from a sleepy farmtown to one of the world's premier winter destinations. Mountain biking is the area's new frontier; the sport's potential here is truly untapped and has the power to do for summer what snowsports have done for winter."

Our Team

Andy Meadows

Co-founder & Head of Trail Building

Rhythm Japan Head of Operations

Tom Mortiboy

Co-founder & Head of Marketing & Communication

Software Engineer

Miles Zeorlin

Co-founder & Head of Marketing

Niseko Real Estate Sales Consultant

Angharad Mortiboy

Co-founder & Head of Events, Competitions & Races

Nutrition & Lifestyle Coach

Ashley Nicholls

Co-founder & Head of Administration & Funding

Holiday Niseko KK Managing Director / Owner & Niseko Tourism Director

Chie Seino

Administration Officer

Kaba Niseko Property Manager

Mayumi Honda

H2 Group Office Manager & Executive Project Manager

Sachi Yelle

EZObase / ezobike Owner

Chika Lund

Niseko Powderlife Magazine Director

Satoshi Kobayashi

Winkler Sales/Brand Manager

Yukihiro Tochigi

Chitose Ringyo Forestry President

(Large-scale forest owners in Hokkaido)

Shinji Furuya

Kutchan Council Member

Niseko Environment Management Office Manager

Yui Spragg

Rising Sun Guides General Affairs

Ben Kerr

Niseko Tourism & Kutchan Tourism Association Director

Niseko Real Estate Founder / Owner

Makoto Namikata

Kutchan Council Member

North Sled Snowmobiles Owner

Masaya Yoshimura

Niseko Moiwa Ski Resort General Manager

Paul Butkovich

H2 Group Director of Real Estate Sales

Yoshihito Tanaka

Kutchan Council Member. Kutchan Tourism Association Director

Niseko Resort Service Founder

Riccardo Tossani

Riccardo Tossani Architecture Founder / Owner

Hiroshi Yamada

Kutchan Tourism Association Vice President

North Design KK Founder / Owner

Manabu Mizuno

Mizuno Bikes Owner

Satoshi Yoshida (Auditor)

Kutchan Tourism Association President

Mina-Kamuy Legal Services Founder / Owner

Our Latest Updates

Trail building partner
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Trail building team partner
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Our Higuma sponsors

Higuma

Our Shika sponsors

Shika

Our Tanuki sponsors

Tanuki